I share this here just because I have to tell someone. Apology for the long thread. Not sure if others have had similar experiences.

I told her to just let her aunt know that she had passed along the word, which she tactfully did. My wife took my hands and said "I know why you write* and I don't care what my seventy year old aunt thinks about it." I apologized for anything I have done to humiliate her and she said "One of the things I have been learning is that our family comes first. This is what you need to do." My wife is so wonderful.

(* - Its a coping mechanism to deal with my phobia of chemicals in the lab)

(Honest problem) Wife hands over her phone saying "how should I respond to this?" Her aunt texted her "Why is your husband sharing all those horrible books? I don't read any of that terrible stuff!" and this is how I came to find out that her aunt follows my FB page. My wife was laughing until she saw that I was nearly in tears. What I write is graphic. It's not for kids. It's not for grandma. My wife bears the brunt of it. People have asked her how she can allow me to write such things.

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Technical question for the hive-mind: I had a swank picture on this chapter which somewhere in the magic of KDP file conversion disappeared and was replaced with a red "X" all the other pics are cool which is odd. Anyone else experience this? Thoughts on causes?

As a side note, the red, broken-link "X" ironically works for the chapter, since its a chapter about not falling in love with robots because they are dumb machines.

The Cleopatra (UBL books2read.com/u/m0g8dW, Amazon mybook.to/cleopatra)

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[Sophie said] "...I want you to have an active role in this, embrace your future before you succumb to it. I want you to unsheathe the woman who will have her first taste of your delicious body.” I swallowed hard, trying to keep my heart out of my throat. I could barely keep my fingers from fumbling as I lay hold of the two delicate slices of fabric intersecting either side of her thighs.
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Me "why advertise on a Monday. People only buy my books on the weekend"

Also me "Post a snippet. This time will be different"

Your path has already been chosen for you. How you walk upon it is still up to you. - amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LVW83O7

Me (explaining portion of WIP to my wife) "... so the girl in the act of committing suicide agrees to let the ghost of the serial killer possess her body because she's 'done using it' and then he uses her body to murder her father before launching a crime spree."

Wife (with a concerned far off distant stare whispers to herself): "It's ok. Steven King is a normal person."

Anyone else have loved ones get concerned about what you write?


"My Lady....Did you forget the people who died for you?"

She froze. The impact hit her in the chest like a clap of thunder. She grimaced in pain that felt like a stone broke in two. Her heart wrenched and twisted in different directions. All the memories flooded her mind behind the eyes. She clawed her head screaming as tears trailed her face.

YellowStone Protocol: A Pandemic of One (UBL books2read.com/u/mvKY28, Amazon myBook.to/Yellowstoneprotocol)

"Fairy dust is real and makes for an intriguing read: Readers are taken on a fantasy adventure and into a suspense ride as a cure is needed to keep worlds in balance. I didn't read the first book in this series, but felt like this book stands alone. Although, readers should probably grab all books by this author... All I have read are recommended."

I'm running a promotion for my fantasy romance THE MOON ETHERIUM today -- $0.99!

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On a quest to free his father from slavery, Prince Mirohirokon enlists Ardent’s aid. Bound by duty, she agrees to help; soon the duo is swept up in betrayal and intrigue—with the fate of the world hanging in the balance.

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There's another book in the series (and others in the works), but this (and subsequent books) are all standalone romances with an HEA and no cliffhangers. :)

Anyone else get more excited for the 30 cents they make from selling an ebook than for their few thousand dollar paycheck from their dayjob?

The YellowStone Chronicles (UBL books2read.com/u/4jw9R2, Amazon myBook.to/yellowstoneschron)

This books is am epic of immense proportions. Spanning history of the pre-Roman fairy-pixie wars, the ransaking of Roanoke, the post American civil war treaty of Yellowstone, and the late 1990s, when a clueless teenager discovers how his heritage ties him to these events and that his life is in danger because of it. The backstory of Layla and Yellowstone Protocol.

A broadly immersive tale of fairies, assassins, vampires, neo-nazis, and unicorns set in modern-day America. As protectors of nature, fairies view the complete destruction of mankind in a generally favorable light despite the ancient treaties preventing them from taking action. When a fairy-made biological weapon is released, it is a clandestine race to prevent an all out war.

YellowStone Protocol: A Pandemic of One (UBL books2read.com/u/mvKY28, Amazon myBook.to/Yellowstoneprotocol)

Plugging away at current WIP: "Scythe-edge dancer" when the angel of death shows up late and drunk to collect the soul of a serial killer, she is forced to rely on human conscripts to recapture him from the clutches of "the woman in the ugly cat sweater" who had inexplicably collected his soul before her. Yes, this book is as weird as it sounds. No, it is not nanowrimo, due to poor planning, I started mid-October.

Being a vampire is of no help to Layla at all...

...actually, it kind of sucks.

The Legend of Layla (UBL books2read.com/u/4AY7Ko, Amazon myBook.to/LegendofLayla)

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